Are you playing the parenting long game? | Parish News for Thursday, 4/29/21
Fr. Dave reflects on 1 Samuel 1:24 - 28 where he challenges us to explore what it is we're teaching out children. Are we encouraging either a desire to do the will of the world or to do God's will?
3 Great Ways a Man Can Be a Protector
& Leader in His Family & Society
How can a man be a protector? On
this week’s episode
The Catholic Gentleman
, Sam Guzman and John Heinen discuss “masculinity and the male nature and call to protect. Learn how physically protecting your family and the weak and vulnerable is not enough.”
7 secrets of successful (a.k.a. joyful) Catholics
There was a time in our Church when the perfect parishioner was somewhat jokingly characterized as the person who would "pay, pray and obey." Of course, Catholic life in those generations was hardly that simple and certainly far more deep than that. During those years magnificent churches, thousands of schools, hospitals and orphanages were built and millions of lives were well lived, but with a different understanding of what it meant to be a "good Catholic." Author Paul Wilkes explores the 7 "secrets" to capturing joy in your role as a Catholic.
Get the not-so-secret secrets
God’s goodness on the internet
Can social media be a force for good? This question feels urgent in today’s world.
Social media is present everywhere, for better or worse. Americans
over two hours a day on social media. But the jury is out on whether this time is well spent. And if we’re being honest with ourselves, it’s probably not.
But what would our world look like if Christians became channels of God’s goodness on the internet?
Pregnant and abandoned by her
she refused to abort, trusting in God
Karin, originally from Peru, is 29 years old and has lived in Italy for two years. When she learned she was expecting a baby girl, she immediately chose a name: Valentina...She had been together with her boyfriend for six months when she got pregnant. He wanted to get her an abortion, but she refused, so he left her and disappeared. Read more by clicking the link below and learn how you can get involved with the Pro-Life work being done right here in Licking County!
Read Karin's story (corrected link)
Upcoming Special Events
First Communion Mass
Saturday, 5/1 - Church
Please pray for our 2nd graders as they receive Eucharist for the first time. Please note: this is a closed Mass for 1st Communicants and their guests only. You may celebrate remotely by watching on our
Annual May Crowning
Sunday, 5/2 following the 8:30am Mass - Church/Marian Garden
Little Flower Baby Shower
- for Shyanne expectant mother of triplets!
Sunday, 5/2, 2 - 4pm - Johnson Hall
, see the
volunteer to help
with the shower.
Friday, 5/7, 10am - 4pm - Murphy Hall
your donation now.
Men of the East Travelling Holy Hour
Thursday, 5/13, 7pm - Church
All men are welcome.
Soul Sisters Quarterly Meeting
Sunday, 5/16, 12:15pm - Murphy Hall
Learn more and RSVP
Women of St. Francis End-of-Year Dinner
Thursday, 5/20, 6:30pm - Murphy Hall
Cost: $17; Please RSVP to Dorothy Varrasso by
or at 740.644.1223
PASSING THE VIRTUAL OFFERTORY BASKET
We really need everyone to make an ongoing pledge to support our mission. Electronic giving is currently the most consistent way to give, safest and most reliable. Will you consider how you can help us during this time?
Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)
MOST RECOMMENDED -
For reoccurring gifts, you can set up automatic debit to one’s bank account or charges to one’s credit card.
Please fill out this
Offertory Commitment Form
to set up recurring payments.
One-Time Online Donation
If you normally donate by envelopes or the basket, we have set up a link to donate online with a one-time donation by credit card.
Click here to complete the form
. You may use this link as often as you like.
Another option is through our new TEXT-to-GIVE number. Donate simply by texting SFDS to 740.240.6093. You can also use this in place of your normal offertory basket giving.
If you would like to continue using your envelopes, please mail your contribution into the parish office at 40 Granville Street, Newark, OH 43055. Checks are preferred as cash is not a safe or secure way to fulfill your offertory through the mail.
Parish Office Hours
Monday - Thursday 9:30a - 4p
Sunday 9:30a - 12:30p
Wednesdays 5:30 - 6:15p
Saturdays 3:45 - 4:15p
Or by Appointment
Tuesday @ 12p
Wednesday @ 6:30p
Friday @ 9a
Saturday Vigil @ 4:45p
Sunday @ 8:30a and
Sunday @ 11a (
on Thursday, April 29 at 2:00PM